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Senior Software Engineer (Server Programmer)

Stratford (London)


Senior Software Engineer (Server Programmer)

Position Overview

We are currently seeking committed and experienced server programmers to work with a talented and focused core technology team on an exciting mobile project.

This position offers the opportunity to be an integral part of a small, close-knit team, and to take ownership of complex and interesting areas of the codebase as we look to push new boundaries for the studio. We are looking for those who enjoy and are effective working in a friendly, collaborative team environment, whilst also having the self-motivation to work independently.

The candidates will preferably have online and mobile gaming experience, along with strong interpersonal skills and a passion for video games.

Key Responsibilities

  • Client, server, and database architecture
  • js and backend development
  • Login and authentication process
  • Game performance
  • Integration/development of company-wide core libraries

 Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Expertise in using C++
  • Strong OO design background
  • Multi-threaded application development knowledge
  • Experience in online games development


  • iOS/Android native development experience
  • Strong interest in mobile gaming
  • Knowledge of football and SI games

Studio Overview

Sports Interactive (SI) is the world’s leading developer of football management simulations through its Football Manager series of games. Founded in 1994 and now based in East London's booming technology hub at Here East in Stratford, SI, as a continually successful and profitable company, is now looking to expand its full-time staff as it pushes out across both existing and emerging gaming platforms.

SI’s games have enjoyed an unparalleled history of commercial and critical success, with 12 of its creations among the UK's Top 20 fastest-selling PC games of all time and five in the UK’s top 20 best-selling PC games of all time. Sports Interactive became a wholly owned subsidiary of SEGA in 2006.The studio is a vibrant environment, full of talented and dedicated people with drive, passion and creativity, who enjoy working within a close-knit team as part of a lively, self-motivated and forward thinking company.

Sports Interactive looks after its staff’s well-being with a flexible working schedule that makes the studio a relaxed and friendly place to work (there are six staff lunchtime football teams and a wide range of regular social events). We’re also very proud of being parent-friendly and having high staff tenure (40% have worked here for over 10 years). Further information on Sports Interactive and its games is available on the SI website,

This job description is an accurate reflection of the duties and responsibilities of the post as at the time of writing but will be changed from time to time as the job is a career development job which will be adjusted according to the progress of the job holder.  It does not form part of the contract of employment.